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Can we please un-chain these dupes on meta?

We semi-recently decided that chains of duplicates are bad, and we want to make "duplicate hubs" instead of chains. I assume this applies to both main and meta, because there's no obvious reason to ...
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Link to meta sometimes doesn't appear on user page

This is the screenshot of my user page: Which obviously doesn't contain the link to its meta site whereas the meta site contains the link to the main site. This is the third time I am typing this ...
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Why was migration rejected on this post (SFF to Meta)

Why do people on this site tolerate power users on this forum that debate in bad faith and power trip? Says Migration Rejected. This may have been a poor quality post (easily fixable) but it was ...
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Do we really need CSS tag individuality in SFF meta?

In meta we have a dedicated tag design, with the tag wiki: For questions regarding the design elements of the main and meta sites e.g. CSS issues Then why we even need css tag, even designer check ...
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Is [meta] a bit too meta?

I have recently noticed on the Meta site there is a tag meta... This seems a bit redundant, we are already on the Meta site, so all questions or discussion here will be "meta". There is currently no ...
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Do we really need film/TV Show/Franchise tags in meta?

I noticed that here on meta there are many Film/TV show and franchise tags, like: star-wars star-trek disney-star-wars On the main site they make sense but do we really need them on meta too?
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Can we have a migration path from our meta to SE meta?

The OP of the following question wanted it to be migrated to general meta: The questions page gets weird when there's more than 500 questions with new activity I could only flag for moderator; ...
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How do we judge whether a Sci-fi/Fantasy figure is important enough to get an “In Memoriam” meta post?

At the time of this post's creation, the leading answer for the meta discussion Should meta posts regarding the deaths of figures that are important to SFF:SE be on topic? is that these should be ...
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Should meta posts regarding the deaths of figures that are important to SFF:SE be on topic?

Over the past few years we've had several "In Memoriam" posts regarding figures that are of iconic importance to the SFF:SE community. Given that these posts seem to be generally well received by the ...
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Why is it telling me that I can't suggest an edit on Meta when I have over 4k rep?

In the above screenshot, It's telling me that I can't suggest an edit on meta - but I have had over 2k for ~8 months. So why can't I edit this question? Is it because it was merged?
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Why even accept an answer on Meta?

Why even bother marking a post accepted on meta? It does not seem to contribute to anything, so why even bother?
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Some meta tag synonyms

I propose that the tags below on the left be merged and possibly synonymized to those on the right. Because if there's one thing people love more than tags, it's tags on meta.1 statistics → site-...
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What's with all the closure tags?

Let's raise the tagging topic to a new level of meta-ness by talking about tags on meta! We have four different tags on meta.SFF which are about question closure: closed-questions (81 questions): "...
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Profile on meta does not show why a user is suspended

On a certain meta user's profile, I see: On the main site user profile I see: Why is the reason not shown on meta?
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Do Meta questions affect reputation?

I've only participated in Meta just a teensy bit: But I don't think any of those upvotes were reflected in my reputation. Do Meta questions affect reputation? If not, then why?
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SSL Certificate Still Invalid

Was a little surprised to see this screen when I attempted to switch to Meta: I know that this was already commented on (SSL Certificate not valid here), but that was about a year ago. Has no ...
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Should we have a single meta question about which movies we will watch?

At present, we decide which movies to watch on a case by case basis, with a new question for each viewing. I propose that we start a single meta question thread and keep it going indefinitely, and ...
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Should we ever close a question as “Primarily Opinion Based” on meta?

What are the "must read" comics/issues from the following publishers? received a close vote with the reason "Primarily Opinion Based". But on meta, we're asking for opinions. Shouldn't that ...
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Cannot see my total reviews

The color on the Review stats (meta) is really bright and I cannot see the number of my reviews: But if I select it: I use Google Chrome Version 40.0.2214.93 on Windows 7.
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“Close as duplicate” on Meta shows question text in a low contrast colour

I just voted to close a question as a dupe on Meta. When you suggest a candidate dupe, the close window shows you your chosen dupe and all the answers, so that you can read it without opening a new ...
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“Help Center > Badges” text on Meta is the wrong color

Here's a picture from the Badges page on Meta: The text "Help Center > Badges" is black, but all the other pages are white: The low contrast makes the text much harder to read. Since both "...
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Close vote reasons on Meta are too low-contrast

Here’s a screenshot of close vote panels on both the Meta and Main sites: The subtitle is an unnecessarily light grey, and hard to read against the white. I’d suggest changing it to the same dark ...
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Username is hard to read in comments posted by the OP on meta

Apparently, when the contrast of some UI elements was increased on meta.scifi.SE per this request, one case was missed: the username of the question owner is still shown as light pink on white in ...
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Should we re-instate the “many memes” Meta question?

At one point, the "many memes of SFF.SE" question got closed. However, at this point, it seems to be a fully acceptable and standard practice on SE: Meta.SE original Arqade/Gaming IT Security Travel ...
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How is Meta different from everything else?

I'm a little new to all of this, so I'm wondering, what is the difference between the normal scifi stack exchange and the Meta version?
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Why don't I receive notifications on Scifi & Fantasy Meta?

I would like to know why we don't receive notifications in Scifi & Fantasy Meta when someone... Comments on your question [Sometimes it doesn't work for me - is this a bug?] Replies to your ...
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Bold text on meta seems difficult to distingush from non-bold

This is regular text surrounding some bold text and not really different visually from it. This is regular text surrounding some bold text and not really different visually from it. It seems ...
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Clean up old Meta posts

Our Meta site has many old posts on topics that go back to the earliest days of the site in beta. Since then, many of the topics those old posts discuss have been discussed again. They're often ...
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Responses tab contents invisible [duplicate]

When you look at the "Responses" tab of your profile on the meta site, if you have new responses they are almost impossible to see: Can we get the color scheme for the new responses changed?
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Does editing Meta posts count toward the editing badges?

Just curious: Does editing meta posts count toward any of the editing-related badges, or do the badges only take scifi.stackexchange.com posts into consideration? . I did check to see if this ...
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Same color text/background still ocassionally on Meta

I've seen a few examples of things where there is white text on white backgrounds on Meta, and just thought I'd show a few screenshots. Under a user page, the Favorites tab. Any newly-favorited (...
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Side-by-side Markdown edit compare on Meta is unreadable

On the revisions page for a post here on the Meta site, if you select the 'side-by-side markdown' option to see the markdown of the changes, you get extremely low-contrast text for the changed areas, ...
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web page colors render review question unreadable

I tried reviewing on meta for the first time today and was faced with this: Nearly white text on a nearly white background seems a poor choice.
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Can we change the font of the “new responses” in meta.scifi so that it is readable?

This isn't necessarily a "feature request", but concerns more of an inconvenience. I just noticed that when you have a "new response", i.e. one that you haven't looked at before, in the meta site in ...
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Best resource for cross indexing sci fi and fantasy list questions?

A while ago I asked Are there any SciFi/Fantasy novels with a Whale Civilization at the core? The question was closed on account of it being "not for this site as it is a list question." I keep ...
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Title for updated favorited question unreadable

On the Favorites tab of the User Profile screen, the title of an updated question becomes unreadable as it blends in with the background. Once clicked through, the Title and background colors change ...
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“An edit has been made to this post” bar has same text color and bg color

When there's a change made to a question or answer that you're viewing, a handy bar pops up saying so, with a link to refresh the page to show the updated content. On meta, this bar has the text ...
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Linking directly to post on this meta causes an orange-white fade, followed by dark grey snap [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can the answer highlighting animation be changed? Like other SE sites, directly linking to a post causes the post to be highlited in orange before fading away. However, the ...
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Low contrast on many Meta design elements makes it hard to read

I think this was brought up in one of the posts on the new design, but I'll throw it up here as an explicit problem. I don't know if it's my monitor/gamma settings, but I still have trouble reading ...
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Tag merge results are #eaeaea on #eaeaea on Meta

This is what I see after merging two tags on Meta: Please review the CSS on Meta and make sure all text is properly contrasted with its background.
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What to do about out-of-date meta questions?

For this question, I'd like to provide a link to the meta discussion about "is X on topic", so that the (reasonably new) user gets introduced to meta and gets and understanding of why these questions ...
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Can the answer highlighting animation be changed?

This is a special topic for the designer :P Is moderator voting anonymous? The highlighting of the question is going from light yellow to white. It's not readable on SciFi as the background is dark, ...
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How should we vote on meta discussion questions?

The tooltip for up voting a meta question suggests that it is appropriate when the question is clear, shows prior research, and is useful. A down vote is appropriate when the question the opposite is ...
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Visited URLs in links in quotes on META site are hard to read

URL links in quoted text in general on Meta.SFF.SE are a somewhat hard to read pink color. But when a link is visited, it's a pale red that's extremely hard to read against the quote's pale gray ...
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Is it possible to have meta questions appear in the main question feed?

This is to encourage more users to participate in meta. I'm asking whether it is both technically possible and whether it is appropriate: Since meta questions are relatively few, is it possible to ...
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How can I track down the meta question that fixed the spoiler behavior?

Prior to a few weeks ago, when you you could see it on the /questions page and in the chat blurb. I see that this has been fixed recently, and wanted to read the meta question that caused this. ...
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How do we encourage more people to visit the meta site?

It seems like we have maybe a dozen regulars here in meta. The vast majority of the main site's users never seem to come here or participate here. What can we do to get more participation on the ...
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Blockqoute text on downvoted and grayed out posts is invisible in meta

See this answer. The text in blockquote is invisible unless it is selected. Tested on Chrome 16 running under Ubuntu.
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Why is “Community” bumping status-declined questions?

Currently the most recently "active" question on meta is Why doesn't the “visit chat” link go straight to the chat room? This question was asked and last edited on March 23rd. The most recent answer ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

Our site's FAQ consists in the official FAQ, in which the first section is editable by ♦moderators and the rest is identical across all Stack Exchange sites; the community FAQ, which consists of all ...